Songs for Migration
Saturday 23 June, 7 - 11pm
Come and have a jig as we celebrate Refugee Week!
We're also nearing the end of our project, Children in Movement*, so we thought we would celebrate by having an evening of songs of migration and folk sounds, featuring traditional folk music and original hand crafted material from around the world.
This is our first gig in our newly opened basement space and we'll be operating a bar.
Doors from 7pm - 11pm.
Ire-ish are four sort of Irish lads from Birmingham. The band behind the ‘Fairytale of New Street’ video which went viral . Ire-ish play a selection of folk songs ranging from Celtic Ballards, Protest Song, sing-a-long Sea Shanties and traditional Irish tunes with a few pop hits to get your feet stomping and hands clapping to a celtic punk-rock energy.
Niall R Singh A.K.A Smut is a Punk Folk singer and Poet interested in re-writing and re-sighting traditional folk songs and continuing the folk tradition. Niall performs and collaborates with ‘The Tenbags’ a ‘Crusy PUKN troubadours playing binfire ballads, skip-dipping our way through folk tradition’.
Germa Adan was born in Les Cayes, Haiti, lived in USA for over 15 years and currently resides in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She specialised in violin performance, composition, and community development through music engagement. Her performance and composition style is highly influenced by her Haitian heritage, jazz harmonies, a variety of world folk music, as well as classical and contemporary composition techniques.
*‘Children in Movement’ is a Heritage Lottery Fund project using oral history to capture the stories, memories and experiences of people who migrated to Birmingham as young people from all around the world. See more here, and read our blog posts about the process here: